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Old 11-18-2008, 04:51 PM   #31  
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So I bought the DVE disc and started to run through it this past weekend. I didn't have a lot of time, so I skipped ahead to the "Just test pattern" section.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I didn't need to make any changes to the first few test patterns. I have the Panasonic Viera 50PZ800U. I took it off the THX mode and switched to Custom. The first few test patterns looked fine to me. I didn't get to the colors part only because I had to leave. I'll try again later.

Also, my TV doesn't have a "contrast" adjustment, or at least it isn't labled 'contrast'. Is it the "Picture" setting?

Does anyone who has my TV run into the same issue? I'm wondering if the calibration is even necessary. Judging from the pics in this thread, it makes a huge difference.

If anyone had to make drastic changes to their 800U, then I must be totally blind. Who needs an HD plasma if your blind?
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:30 AM   #32  
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Yes on Panasonic plasma the "Picture" setting is the Contrast setting.

With your 800u the THX mode is pretty darn accurate as it is. Did you try just doing slight adjustments to the THX mode with the DVE disc? The reason to try this is that Panasonic seems to have different Gamma settings for most modes I suspect so that people who want a less accurate picture so they can get the "pop" they want, but from everything I read, the 800u is best with the THX mode being the active mode and you should make adjusts to THAT mode.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:59 AM   #33  
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Yes on Panasonic plasma the "Picture" setting is the Contrast setting.

With your 800u the THX mode is pretty darn accurate as it is. Did you try just doing slight adjustments to the THX mode with the DVE disc? The reason to try this is that Panasonic seems to have different Gamma settings for most modes I suspect so that people who want a less accurate picture so they can get the "pop" they want, but from everything I read, the 800u is best with the THX mode being the active mode and you should make adjusts to THAT mode.
Dang PFC, I know you are active on the board, but 2:30 am? I hope you are on the west coast!

My concern is picture quality, not 'pop'. Thanks for your suggestion, I will try to modify the THX mode and see what happens. Thing is, the THX mode looks great to me. I'm not sure anything needs to be changed. I guess it is nice that the TV comes with a good setting, but at the same time, I wish I wouldn't have spent the $20 to get a disc I don't need.

I'll run the DVE on THX tonight and let you know the results. Thanks again for the tip.
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I was up working late (on the east coast BTW), and took a break to read some posts. The life of the self employed is work is never over.

You could always rent the DVE disc from Netflix I believe.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:46 PM   #36  
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Hi guys, I'm new here. I just read all these posts about the DEV disc. How can I get one? or where? Is there a way to get it for free? (torrent or something) I just checked tweaktv website but they don't list the TV i bought (SONY KDL 32V4500).

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Hi guys, I'm new here. I just read all these posts about the DEV disc. How can I get one? or where? Is there a way to get it for free? (torrent or something) I just checked tweaktv website but they don't list the TV i bought (SONY KDL 32V4500).

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Here is where you can get DVE and just choose the format you want it in:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?...ds=DVE&x=0&y=0
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:47 PM   #38  
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used http://www.tweaktv.com/tweak-my-tv/ to calibrate my toshiba regza, hadnt changed anything since i bought it..think colors are better. and truer to nature..thanks for that site..
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I tried their recommendations for Sharp Aquos 37" and they looked bad, particularly Brightness : -15 setting. The blacks become too black and lose shades of gray, just one big mass of black. I set Brightness : 0.
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If you go to [tweaktv] Once there you can input your TV Make & Model and they will give you settings for YOUR tv to make your picture significantly better it's not hard just carefully follow their directions, and your on your wat to a much better and more realistic image display. Before you start making your adjustments write done you PRE adjustment settings in case your not satisified with the results. I reset my XBR and was extremely happy with the corrected image.
I'm awaiting a DVE, but in checking tweaktv for the Panasonic 32LX85, it shows the exact same settings as the CNET review. Coincidence? That was done in a completely darkened room (probably a lab), which mine is usually not. Nonetheless, their figures provided a good starting point.
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is this fasality avilable in for india
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:26 PM   #42  
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wher is the lg80 seris in site
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:45 PM   #43  
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hi all....im new....i have the sharp 32d62 1080p tv...i'm wondering if anyone is familiar with it and has any optimal settings for it, i want to get the best out of tv like the rest of you guys...i tried that site and to be honest, im not too impressed, im thinking about getting the DVE disc. its running on the SA 8300 HD, i also have a PS3. any help would be appreciated. thanks!
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I would just get the Blu-ray version of DVE since you have a PS3 already.

I know tweaktv.com setting for my display are way off, so I have stopped recommending that site for pic settings. It is always best to just get a calibration disc, so you KNOW you got it right. Amazon sells these discs for about as cheap as you can find too.
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Alas,
Tweaky has but one setting for Magnavox "model" , and that model choice is called : "Not in List!"
So I've got to content myself with the best free settings I can get with my God-given calibration tool: my two eyes!
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